DropBot workshop wrap-up


Hi everyone,

Thanks so much to all of the participants who attended our inaugural DropBot workshop! I posted a brief wrap-up on our blog which includes some photos and slides from our presentations:


Sid is busy editing videos of the lecture components, so we hope to post of some of those soon. We are also planning to do some more detailed videos of the assembly, software installation, and calibration steps over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the blog for more details.

I’ve updated the wiki so that anyone can now register an account. If you find any errors or things that are unclear in the instructions, please feel free to edit:


I also suggest that people register for our developer mailing list if you want to stay informed of new developments. This will be our primary discussion forum for information re: new design files, build instructions, etc.: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropbot-dev

Anyone is free to post to the dev list with questions, comments, etc. We’re doing some final testing of the latest hardware revision and will post the gerber files online next week along with instructions for how to go about ordering boards from gold phoenix.

We had a great time hosting and look forward to collaborating and seeing what you all can do with the DropBot system in the future!



Ryan Fobel | PhD Candidate | Wheeler Microfluidics Lab | http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca

DropBot: open-source DMF | http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/dropbot
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